Patriot batteries currently based in Turkey to shield the NATO ally against
Syrian ballistic missiles could also, if repositioned closer to the Syrian
border, help establish a safe zone in northern Syria to protect civilians and
aid opposition forces fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, said
Gen. Philip Breedlove, US Air Forces in Europe commander, on April 11, 2013. He
made the comments in response to questioning during the Senate Armed Services
Committee's hearing to consider his nomination to be NATO's Supreme Allied
Commander in Europe and head of US European Command. Here, Breedlove before the
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